Edward Moxon , 1847. First edition of one of Tennyson’s best-known works, with such famous lyrics as “Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white,” and “Tears, idle tears.” This is also a work with themes of gender, with the heroine envisioning a future in which “The man [may] be more of a woman, she of man.”. With the 8 pp. publisher’s catalogue, dated November 1, 1847. Spine lettered in gilt. Spine faded, head and foot lightly chipped. A good, clean copy. Original green cloth, decoratively stamped in blind, with a floral pattern. Spine lettered in gilt. Small octavo. 164 pp. Item #16842
Tinker 2067. Wise 24.